Just as we were dreaming of one final summer getaway, Michaël Brun landed in NYC and delivered a much-needed dose of sunshine and good times. The Haitian-born producer and artist turned Central Park into the ultimate summer block party, bringing a touch of tropics to the concrete jungle, with his BAYO tour last weekend. While assuming the DJ booth, he got the crowd going with his remixes of “Soweto” by Rema and “Pepas” by Farruko–but the party didn’t stop there. Brun also performed his own songs, bringing out a star-studded cast of special guests. Naïka came out for “African Sun” and both Lolo Zouaï and Saint Levant joined Brun on stage for their track, “Sak Pase.” The performance also celebrated the release of his new EP, FAMI Summer, which was released earlier that morning via Astralwerks. The EP is full of big bold tracks that are backed by equally commanding musical powerhouse Anthony Ramos, Guyanese-American rapper SAINt JHN, Trinidadian singer Kes, Ghanaian singer-songwriter King Promise, British rapper Kojey Radical, and more.

“FAMI Summer is my love letter to my upbringing in the Caribbean,” Michaël says of the EP. “I wanted the listener to travel across languages, genres and countries to discover the sounds that made me who I am today.”

For his Summerstage set, Brun partnered with PLUS1, so that $1 per ticket sold at each show goes to charities benefiting local Haitian communities. But if you missed his electric performance in New York, don’t worry. He’s set to perform in Atlanta, Washington, Boston Miami, with a few stops in Europe this fall, as part of his “Sak Pase” tour. For more details, click here

“BAYO means “to give” in Haitian Kreyol. Our biggest BAYO show yet at SummerStage in Central Park NYC” | Photo by @sokrispy
Special appearance by the iconic Haitian artist Emeline Michel | Photo by @sokrispy
Two of Haiti’s biggest rappers, Troubleboy & Baky, on stage at BAYO. | Photo by @sokrispy
Saint Levant on stage at BAYO performing his collaboration with Michaël Brun “Sak Pase” Saint Levant on stage at BAYO performing his collaboration with Michaël Brun “Sak Pase” | Photo by @sokrispy
Lolo Zouaï on stage at BAYO performing her collaboration with Michaël Brun “Sak Pase” | Photo by @sokrispy
Troubleboy on stage at BAYO | Photo by @sokrispy
KES, King Promise & Anthony Ramos backstage at BAYO | Photo by @sokrispy
Naïka on stage at BAYO performing her new release “Water” | Photo by @sokrispy
Photo by @sokrispy
“What an incredible night in Central Park. Thank you NYC for our biggest BAYO ever.” | Photo by @sokrispy
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